If you love art and dance, you will not want to miss an exhibit that fuses the two together. In partnership with the Atlanta Ballet, R. Alexander Fine Art presents Balletomane, the new exhibition featuring ballerina paintings and portraits by Spanish artist Antonio Torres. See this limited-run display this Friday, February 15th!
Balletomane, defined as a ballet enthusiast, aptly describes Torres’ devotion to dance. Throughout his evolution as a painter, he has dedicated himself to one recurring theme: ballet. Dancers from all over the world showcase graceful poses and elegant costumes in each captivating painting. Fascinated with ballerinas’ patterns of movement and psychological dedication, Torres skillfully captures their mastery of performance by depicting their varied demeanors both on and off the stage.
While Torres portrays notable dancers from all over the world, his work is categorized into three distinct series and each inspired by a different ballerina. The Contrasts series provide striking distinctions between light and shade frequently placed in intimate settings. Blue Dream paintings convey the beauty of ballet through various expressionistic techniques, while the Blue Rainbow series incorporates surrealism to depict dreamlike performances.
Through this diversity, Torres captures the multifaceted aspects of ballet and its dedicated performers. Torres personalizes private moments, and this exclusive access to intimate views offstage are a hallmark of his work. Aware of the rare circumstances accessed to him via his friendships with numerous ballerinas, Torres graciously remarks, “I thank God for having the opportunity to be surrounded by so many talents behind the scenes.” Though visually divergent, Contrasts, Blue Dream, and Blue Rainbow unite in inviting viewers behind the scenes to share his intimate point of view.
This Friday, head to R. Alexander Fine Art to witness Balletomane: Paintings by Spain’s Antonio Torres. The show will be on display at through March 2, 2019. This event is free to attend.
If you feel like escaping Augusta Commons Apartments in Marietta, Georgia for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that! Trust us when we say that there’s no harm in getting out and exploring the greater community.
Friday, February 15, 2019—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
R. Alexander Fine Art
5650 Peachtree Parkway
Peachtree Corners, Georgia 30092